I bought my first 8 frame NUC on April 7 and they are still in the NUC box, they acclimated themselves well and appear to be happy.
I did an inspection yesterday and the frames are completely drawn down with comb 9they were when they gave me the NUC) but only 50-60% of the cells are currently in use.
I plan to just leave them in the NUC box until they get built out further and get stronger and have more bees.
I am not in a hurry to put a Super on, instead.....what I was thinking to do was when the bees get built out to 75% or so, then add a second brood box.
My thinking is, I want to make more numbers of bees and a stronger hive before I add the first Super.
When the second Super is well established, then I would do one or 2 splits before adding the first Super.
Is that a good plan?